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The Tall Ships Are Coming! ®

Visit Pensacola, in partnership with Tall Ships America®, is excited to present Tall Ships® Pensacola. This is the first time in history Tall Ships America® will bring its TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Series of Tall Ships® races and port festivals to the Gulf of Mexico. Pensacola is one of only three host ports, and the only Florida port, included in the Tall Ships® Gulf Coast series.

Tall Ships® Pensacola will take place in Plaza de Luna in Downtown Pensacola April 12-15, 2018. The grand event will occupy three-complete festival days, which will include onboard tours, sail away ventures, VIP viewing parties and events, private ship receptions, entertainment, food, and vending booths. 

Tall Ships

Schedule of Events

Thursday

  • 4 p.m. Parade of Sails 
  • 8 p.m. PYC Satori Foundation Captain’s Welcome Reception

Friday

  • 9 a.m. — 10 a.m. Educational & Special Tours 
  • 10 a.m. — 10 p.m. Tall Ships® Festival 
  • 10 a.m. — 6 p.m. Onboard Tours 
  • 7 p.m. — 10 p.m. VIP Viewing Party 
  • 7 p.m. — 9 p.m. Private Ship Receptions

Saturday

  • 9 a.m. — 10 a.m. Educational & Special Tours 
  • 10 a.m. — 10 p.m. Tall Ships® Festival 
  • 10 a.m.— 6 p.m. Onboard Tours 
  • 7 p.m. — 9 p.m. Private Ship Receptions

Sunday

  • 9 a.m. — 10 a.m. Educational & Special Tours 
  • 10 a.m. — 10 p.m. Tall Ships® Festival 
  • 10 a.m. — 6 p.m. Onboard Tours 
  • 7 p.m. Crew Party 

 

Participating Ships

 

OOSTERSCHELDE
1917, Netherlands

Oosterschelde

 

ELISSA
1877, United States

Elissa

 

OLIVER HAZARD PERRY
2015, United States

Oliver Hazard Perry

 

PICTON CASTLE
1928, Cook Islands

Picton Castle

 

 

 

Participating Sail Away Ships

 

WHEN AND IF
1939, United States

When and If

 

LYNX
2001, United States

Lynx